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  1. The Netherlands • Population: 16.4 million people • 8+ million vehicles • 2400 km motorways • >134.000 km roads in total • >100 billion km made on yearly basis • 350 km border crossings • Daily congestion problems, • related to the economic centre Randstad (Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam) • 7,8 billions vehicle taxes • Few toll locations Amsterdam

  2. History: 2004Drafting Mobility Policy Document Estimated congestion 2020 without extra policy measures • Transport keeps growing • Increasing capacity infrastructure is not sufficient to: • keep travel times acceptable and predictable • increase reliability

  3. Urgency: predicted congestion in 2009

  4. Rush hour charge • Comparable to the nation wide system • Still a regional mobility project (not a trial for the nation wide system) • Time and place based • Basic rate (3,4 ct) + rush hour rate (11 ct)witth reservation • Start with1000 participants, increasing to 7000 – 10.000

  5. Questions? • Thank you! • Germa Bakker g.bakker@ivv.amsterdam.nl • www.verkeerenwaterstaat.nl (english  road pricing) • www.ontspitsderegio.nl • www.connekt.nl (special interest groups  anders betalen voor mobiliteit)